An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
by Ambrose Bierce
When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.
Literary and Mythological References
- "Unsteadfast footing" (1.4) – Shakespeare, William, Henry IV Part 1 Act 1, Scene 3 lines 518-524
- Aeolian Harp (3.14) – Named after Aeolus, the Greek god of wind, an Aeolian harp doesn't require human hands to make noise. Wind hits the strings and causes them to make sound.
- Battle of Corinth (2.1)